Subject: Final card preview, Courant editorial, Community meeting
From: "Masino, Susan A."
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 21:46:39 -0500



Read the Editorial in the Hartford Courant, “Historic Vote on Walker Woods”


If you haven’t placed your order yet, the final information on our cards is outlined here.  Please forward this to anyone else you know who may be interested in cards but might not be on this email list.  


CARDS:  The size is 5” x 7”, printed on 100 lb card stock.  Each set of 25 cards for $20 includes the card, matching envelope and insert.  The final version of photos on the cover, the message inside, the description on the back, and the content on both sides of the card insert can now be viewed now at:  The insert text is also pasted below. 


Please note that we are not making money on the card sales!  Make sure to include the insert to give people the opportunity to make a year-end gift to this project.  Wherever they may live, people recognize that preserving beautiful land like this is important, and people like to donate to projects where they have a personal connection - you.  And this is a charitable cause that people can visit, again and again!


Keep the Woods would like to give a special acknowledgment to Mike McDowell,  If you are a bird-lover, Mike has AMAZING bird photos and a beautiful quote from Charles Eliot on his website.  


BOTTOM LINE:  If you have not ordered your cards yet, or finalized the # of cards, please email me by December 1st.  All card orders I have already received will ship out by then. 


DON’T MISS:  Community Meeting, Wednesday, November 29th, 7PM at the Maple Tree Café.  Cards will be available for purchase.  Please attend - we have a lot to do in the next few months and will be major a major organizational effort on Wednesday.


Finally, thank you for your support and continued dedication to this project.  If you no longer wish to receive these emails, let me know and I will take you off the list.




Susan Masino



Text on the optional insert  - or view at



A Lasting Gift......

The preservation of the beautiful land in the photographs on this card - the Ethel Walker Woods - has been a personal mission for over a year. Despite many twists and turns, the dream of permanently protecting this special place is very close - but the reality depends on an additional private fundraising campaign. The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit land conservation organization, has committed to raising $2.75 million in private donations by March 2007 to supplement the $8 million in public funds already approved.

If you give year-end gifts to charities, please consider a tax-deductible donation to The Trust for Public Land. By using the form on the reverse side, your contribution will be used only for the purchase of the Ethel Walker Woods, ensuring the permanent protection of this remarkable property. No other gift has such lasting value, and none other would be more appreciated. It truly is a lasting gift for every generation to come.